[Filmfestivalresearch] Newsletter July 2015

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July 2015

International Support

Great news for organisers of human rights film festivals that want to
bring about social change. First of all, an inspiring guide was just
published. And you can get hold of it! Secondly, Movies that Matter
supports film events on human rights all over the world, and is now
launching its latest Call for Applications.

This newsletter also presents a selection of our most recent grantees
that will organise film screenings in 2015 and 2016.

Focus on women

Movies that Matter supports the sixth edition of Mis Me Binga (
)International Women's Film Festival in Cameroon. The programme has
different sections, including He For She, films made by men about
women’s issues. In Beijing the 3rd edition of the China Women’s
Film Festival (
) will take place in September, followed by an eight month tour
through six other Chinese cities. Also, a Kenyan women’s rights
organisation (
) is supported, which organises close to twenty film screenings and
debates in rural communities, to raise awareness about gender based

LGBT rights... in the spotlights

Three supported film events specifically aim at creating awareness
about the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans genders. The
Kashish International Queer Film Festival (
) will travel to university campuses in ten Indian cities in the
course of twelve months. About two thousand kilometres away, in the
capital of Myanmar, the 2nd edition of the Proud Yangon (
) LGBT Film Festival will take place in November 2015. And in Belarus,
where LGBT is also still a large taboo topic, ten LGBT related films
will be screened in three different cities.

Human rights in motion

We are very pleased to support the third edition of the Afghanistan
Human Rights Film Festival (
), taking place from 1-7 October 2015 in Kabul. Later that month the
3rd edition of CinéDOC Tbilisi (
) is held. Mid-November, people all over Lebanon are invited to
participate in the first edition of the Beirut Human Rights Film
Festival. In the Philippines, our partners are busy preparing for the
first Active Vista (
) International Human Rights Film Festival, which is scheduled for
February 2016.Read more about the supported projects  (

Bringing films back to the people

The documentary Daughter of the Lake portrays stories of indigenous
women in the Andes standing up for their rights in front of large gold
corporations. Between August and October 2015 production company
Guarango (
) brings the film 'back to the people' by organising six large public
screenings of the film in Peru and Bolivia.

Incorruptible is a documentary film about the Senegalese youth
movement that managed to mobilise citizen opposition against
authoritarian president Wade in 2012. Using scooters equipped with
technical kits and bucket seats, MobiCINE (
) organises a mobile outreach project around this film.

New! Handbook on setting up a human rights film festival

The 2nd edition of Setting up a Human Rights Film Festival is now
published. This inspiring guide on the how-to's of organizing a human
rights film festival focuses on the needs and challenges of festivals
that are sprouting all over the developing world. On the website of
the Human Rights Film Network (
) you can read or download the free full version of the handbook, or
browse through it by chapters. Movies that Matter gives away two hard
copies of the handbook. In order to receive a free copy, please
contact Movies that Matter (
mailto:%20international at moviesthatmatter.nl ) and let us know how your
organisation could benefit from this new guide!

Call for Applications

Mobile cinema projects, human rights film festivals, outreach
programmes, travelling film festivals, pay attention! Movies that
Matter offers financial assistance to initiate all kinds of projects (
) to help exhibit human rights films in developing countries and
places where press freedom is at stake. The next deadline for
applications is 15 September (
). So, are you planning to organise such a film event in Africa, Asia,
Eastern Europe, Latin America or the Middle East, and still looking
for funding? Apply now!  (

New Partner

Movies that Matter is proud to announce a partnership with Global
Dialogue (

This UK-based charity organisation promotes human rights and social
change around the world by making grants and supporting grantmakers.
Through their support, Movies that Matter can provide grants, training
and advice to more human rights film events worldwide.Read more  (

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